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Philippe Aghion

Philippe Aghion

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Philippe Aghion, a professor at the Collège de France and the London School of Economics and Political Science, is a fellow at the Econometric Society and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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  1. The Keys to Inclusive Growth
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    The Keys to Inclusive Growth

    Nov 25, 2021 Philippe Aghion & Aymann Mhammedi advocate two policies that can help spur a dynamic and equitable economic recovery.

  2. Macron’s Reform Train Will Not Be Derailed
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    Macron’s Reform Train Will Not Be Derailed

    May 8, 2018 Philippe Aghion & Benedicte Berner say that France's railway strikes are a crucial test of the French president's credibility as a reformer.

  3. Macron’s Education Revolution
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    Macron’s Education Revolution

    Mar 7, 2018 Philippe Aghion & Benedicte Berner believe the French government's education reforms will go a long way toward tackling inequality.

  4. What Makes an Inventor?
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    What Makes an Inventor?

    Jan 5, 2018 Philippe Aghion, et al. discuss findings from their study of the socioeconomic factors influencing individual achievement in innovation.

  5. The Two Pillars of French Economic Reform
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    The Two Pillars of French Economic Reform

    Sep 1, 2017 Benedicte Berner & Philippe Aghion say that the Macron government's just-announced plan to change the labor code is just the start.

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    The Dangers of a US Capital Inflow Tax

    Maurice Obstfeld worries that a little-known, highly costly method of deficit reduction is gaining political traction.
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    Europe’s Green Transition Requires More Skilled Workers

    Julie Beaufils urges policymakers to boost the attractiveness of technical vocations by expanding access to apprenticeships.
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    A Monetary and Economic Order Fit for the Twenty-First Century

    Ulrich Volz, et al. identify eight priorities to build a more resilient, inclusive, and sustainable global financial architecture.
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    Putting Africa on the Path to Prosperity

    Mohamed Ould Ghazouani & Ajay Banga urge the G7 to focus on the continent’s future, and on five priorities in particular, at this week’s summit.
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    Anatomy of a Massacre

    Shlomo Ben-Ami

    The 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus holds useful lessons about what it takes to arrest – and recover from – inter-communal violence. But there is a difference between a pogrom and a genocide, and conflating the two can do more harm than good.

    considers what the 1860 massacre of Christians in Damascus can and cannot teach us about preventing genocide.
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    AI: Hope or Hype?

    Whether generative artificial intelligence will do more harm or good to our families, economies, and societies remains an open question. In devising strategies for harnessing the technology, optimism is undoubtedly warranted, but it should not come at the expense of realism.

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    How Denmark Keeps the Far Right at Bay

    Michael Ehrenreich explains how mainstream parties have neutralized the threat of right-wing populists.
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    How Techno-Libertarians Fell in Love with Big Government

    Quinn Slobodian argues Silicon Valley investors are against the state only insofar as it is not enriching them personally.
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    How Chinese Savings Can Support the Global Green Transition

    Daniel Gros urges the EU to welcome cheap low-carbon goods, such as electric vehicles, from China.

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